Investing in the “Other” Golden and Atom Age Comics
Again, something different, going to take a glance at Golden and Atom Age comics that are NOT Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Sci Fi, Superhero, War or Westerns.
All comics on this list are considered investment worthy by most. Probably no huge spikes, but you should enjoy a steady appreciation in price over time.
I am avoiding some of the “Big Boy” books like Pep #22, Archie #1, Famous Funnies and some others as they are just not obtainable by most. I am sure I missed a bunch, so feel free to let me know what was overlooked.
Books are listed alphabetically then numerically where necessary, some are more affordable than others.
Dennis the Menace
Four Color Comics
4 : 1st Donald Duck
16 : Mickey Mouse #1
9 : 1st Carl Barks Donald Duck “Finds Pirate Gold”
15 : Felix the Cat #1
29 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “& The Mummy’s Ring”
62 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “Frozen Gold”
74 : Marge’s Little Lulu #1
108 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “Terror of the River”
147 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “Volcano Valley”
159 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “Ghost in the Grotto”
178 : 1st Uncle Scrooge / Carl Barks Donald Duck “Christmas on Bear Mountain”
189 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “The Old Castle’s Secret”
199 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “Sheriff of Bullet Valley”
203 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “The Golden Christmas Tree”
223 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “Lost in the Andes”
238 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “Voodoo Hoodoo”
256 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “Luck of the North”
386 : Uncle Scrooge #1 / Carl Barks Story and Art
456 : Uncle Scrooge #2 / Carl Barks Story and Art
495 : Uncle Scrooge #3 / Carl Barks Story and Art
596 : 1st Turok (#1)
Our Gang Comics
Tip Top Comics
1 : 1st Comic Appearance Fritzi Ritz, Tarzan, Lil Abner, Capt Kids, Broncho Bill
173 : Early Peanuts (Argued 1st Appearance in Comics)
185 : Full Peanuts Cover
186 : Full Peanuts Cover
187 : Full Peanuts Cover
188 : Full Peanuts Cover
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories
One last note, this might appear to be incredibly biased towards Bark Duck books, Peanuts and my dog Snoopy. Most of the books are incredibly difficult to find. Couple that with a huge fan base of comic and non comic collectors alike and you get some very expensive and desirable books. I might personally like them, but that does not hinder my ability to make a sound decision to include or exclude these books. There are in fact another 10 or so Barks Duck Books from the Four Color run that I did not include on this list as once you get into the 1950’s they become a lot easier to acquire and, while they might still be worth grabbing, do not command the prices that the earlier issues do.